Why it will be sizzling at the Singapore Sevens

first_img Fans-tastic: Fiji fans show their support at Singapore Sevens (Singapore Sports Hub Pte Ltd) Drum beat: Performers gear up for the Singapore Sevens (Rugby Singapore)If you are planning to Rock, Ruck and Rumble with the best of them, why not plan on arrive in Singapore a few days before 28 April and take advantage if the promotional offers at 170 establishments across the city? There are discounts and benefits covering a wide range of offerings – restaurants to retail outlets, entertainment hotspots and tourist attractions – all of which kick off from 1 March.What’s more, the off-pitch atmosphere around the stadium promenade promises to be just as electrifying as top local acts Jack & Rai, Jive Talkin’ and SambaMasala are confirmed as the lead music entertainment programme at the Stadium FunZone.Right notes: A music performer at the Singapore Sevens (Singapore Tourism Board)In the great tradition of sevens, fans don fancy dress and ‘show their colours’. And once the final whistle is blown, the Music After Sevens after-party kicks off in Singapore’s spectacular nightlife capital – Clarke Quay.HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens won 2016’s International Sports Event of the Year at the Singapore Sports Awards. Kenya were surprise first-time winners of the tournament that year while the 2017 final was an all North American affair as Canada beat the United States 26-19 in a pulsating contest.Party time! Fans enjoy the post-tournament celebrations (Singapore Tourism Board)Considering a warm long weekend getaway with your loved ones? Look no further than Singapore late April! Visit http://www.singapore7s.sg/home/overseas-packages/ to learn more about travel packages to the Singapore Sevens. Singapore Sevens Advertising FeatureThe HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens returns to the state-of-the-art National Stadium on 28-29 April bigger, better and bolder!In just two years, Singapore has fast become a fans’ and players’ favourite stop on the sevens circuit. Sports fans are guaranteed the edge-of-their-seat thrills of world-class rugby, with 16 of the best men’s sevens teams playing 45 matches for a coveted title in the HSBC World Rugby Seven Series calendar.Jump to it: New Zealand and South Africa in action at the Singapore Sevens (Singapore Sports Hub Pte Ltd)Yet the newest stop of the Sevens Series in Asia, the Lion City, does not only host another epic rugby joust. This is a spectacular sporting carnival that brings live music, family-friendly activities and international gourmet food all within a couple of minutes’ walk from your stadium seat.In addition to the epic on-pitch rugby action, the two-day extravaganza offers something for fans of every age, from bike races, gigantic Transformers and My Little Pony activations for the under-10s to revel in, or beer-gardens for older fans to chill in.Related: Let Singapore Surprise YouThis year, Singapore Sevens ticket holders get a bigger bang for their ticket too. The earlier you buy your ticket, the more offers you can enjoy over the eight-week Singapore Rugby Festival in the lead-up to the two-day extravaganza. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Living in Singapore? Then there is no excuse to miss the third edition of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens! Buy your tickets at www.singapore7s.sgThis April, the world is coming to Singapore… are you? A look at what the 2018 Singapore Sevens has in store on and off the field on 28-29 Aprillast_img read more

PF Single Family House / Burnazzi Feltrin Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373120/pf-single-family-house-burnazzi-feltrin-architects Clipboard Projects Area:  430 m² Area:  430 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  photographs:  Carlo BaroniPhotographs:  Carlo BaroniStructural Design:Roberto SvaldiHeating System:Giuliano CattaniElectrical System:Mirco GirardiClient:PrivateCubage:1732 m3 (only Enlargement)Design Team:Burnazzi Elisa, Feltrin Davide, Pegoretti Paolo, Burnazzi Feltrin ArchitectsCity:Pergine ValsuganaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Carlo BaroniRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Fiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaThe PF single family house, the remodeling and rebuilding of an already existing edifice, lies half way along the ridge below the medieval castle of Pergine Valsugana and it is located in an ideal position, both as to the beautiful view on the valley it enjoys and the sun exposure, excellent all year around.Save this picture!© Carlo Baroni The main characteristics of the design and planning are the structure, the energy efficiency and the spatial inside-outside continuity. Save this picture!© Carlo Baroni The steel supporting structure of the enlargement is completely independent from the already existing edifice: through a Vierendel beam, the first floor is connected to the ceiling, thus allowing a totally pillar-free ground floor. Save this picture!© Carlo Baroni The edifice core is characterized by high energy performance elements: the outside walls are made up of prefabricated-preassembled wood with wooden fiber panel insulation, the larch casing and frames are low emission of heat. The whole-house systems use high efficiency ventilation. Radiant walls and floors are used for heating and cooling. Solar powered system provides hot water and domotic technology characterizes the electric system. Save this picture!© Carlo BaroniThe widespread wood usage fosters the deep bound to the rural architecture of this region; the building is composed of two constructive levels: the inferior “heavy” one, and the superior “light” one, almost completely covered with listels. Here, the large glass embossed loggias, with the larch wood penetrating all the way into the building, onto the floor and the walls, create a strong interrelation between the indoor and the outdoor, between private space and the rural surrounding. Save this picture!Second Floor PlanText is property of Davide Feltrin and Elisa Burnazzi.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe City of Fort Lauderdale Votes in Favor of BIG’s Marina LoftsArticlesWood Summit Smaland ConferenceEvent Share PF Single Family House / Burnazzi Feltrin ArchitectsSave this projectSavePF Single Family House / Burnazzi Feltrin Architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373120/pf-single-family-house-burnazzi-feltrin-architects Clipboard Architects: Burnazzi Feltrin Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily 2009 CopyHouses, Renovation•Pergine Valsugana, Italy 2009 Italy “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBurnazzi Feltrin ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPergine ValsuganaHousesRefurbishmentItalyPublished on May 16, 2013Cite: “PF Single Family House / Burnazzi Feltrin Architects” 16 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Carlo Baroni+ 33 Share PF Single Family House / Burnazzi Feltrin Architects “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

Philadelphia workers say, ‘We will shut city down’

first_imgPhiladelphia AFSCME workers protest at Mayors’ Summit May 23.WW photo: Betsey Piette“Welcome to the city that doesn’t pay their workers.”That’s how Pat Eiding, Philadelphia council president of the AFL-CIO, introduced the “Mayors’ Innovation Summit” of the U.S. Conference of Mayors held in Philadelphia on May 22-24 and hosted by its president, Philadelphia’s “Mayor 1%” Michael Nutter.Nutter has recently overseen the closing of 25 Philadelphia public schools, along with an increase in poverty, imprisonment, police violence and destruction of the public sector union jobs and services due to his forced austerity programs for the people here.Holding signs which read, “No More Mayor for the 1%, Lets Build a Better Philadelphia for ALL,” over 500 workers assembled at the opening of the conference, blocking traffic in front of the nonunion Westin Hotel in Center City.Leading the demonstration were the city workers of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Empolyees District Councils 33 and 47 as well as Local 1971, with their sea of green and their shrieking whistles. City workers have gone five years without a raise, while their pensions have lost value and their health benefits have become more costly.“The mayor would rather go to the courts than negotiate,” said Pete Matthews, president of District Council 33. “If we don’t get a contract we will shut this city down. Not one city worker will work! I don’t care what the cost is. People fought life and death for this. This is the biggest fight you have ever seen in this city.”Labor leaders Cathy Scott of AFSCME District Council 47; Yvette Jones of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers; John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty of the International Brotherhood of Electricians Local 98; Jerry Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia NAACP; leaders of the Firefighters and Paramedics Union (IAFF 22); and AFSCME’s first ever woman secretary treasurer, Laura Reyes, joined other union members and community organizations in an unprecedented show of union-community solidarity.Shouting “No contract, no peace!” 400 more people assembled on the second day of the conference and marched to City Hall to deliver a petition with some 3,000 signatures to the City Council to demand a fair contract with no concessions.While the mayors met with executives from Comcast, Google and Urban Outfitters, Nutter did not once mention the plight of city workers in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the crisis for city workers and their families has only deepened.A study by Michael Bognanno, Temple University associate professor of Economics, reported: “The analysis shows that a significant portion of the combined membership of District Council 33 and 47 are below the poverty line set for a sole earner in a family of four [$35,310]. The extent of the membership below the poverty line has roughly doubled since 2007, the period of time in which the membership has gone without a pay increase.” (dc47afscme.org, see important documents) Public sector workers face crisis of capitalismThe budget crisis facing Philadelphia city workers, teachers, firefighters and virtually every other worker for the past five years has been created by the crisis of the economic system of capitalism. Based on a small group of incredibly wealthy people who control the political, economic and social conditions of the rest of humanity, capitalism has reached a dead end.In effect, the need for capitalist production to be profitable, combined with the enormous increase in productivity through new technology, has made it impossible for the capitalist economy to resume growth.Public workers, who serve the people without regard to whether their work is directly profitable, are under attack by a vast confluence of forces involving Democrats and Republicans, corporate executives and their lobbyists. This coordinated attack on public services on the one hand gives priority to having state and local governments pay back loans and interest to the banks.On the other hand, these forces seek to create a new profitable sector by privatizing existing public services, like schools. Yet the austerity measures which seek to privatize jobs while busting unions and lowering living standards for millions will never bring the system back to life. Destroying these living wage jobs and replacing them with minimum wage jobs means workers can buy even less of the goods and services they produce. This aggravates the capitalist crisis.Yet there is a way out. Consider the inspirational words of Pete Matthews in the streets in front of the U.S. Conference of Mayors that were cited earlier in this article. Workers have the ability to shut down every part of society. Not a wheel can turn nor a burger be flipped without the millions of members of the working class.Now is the time to prepare, to organize workplaces and to unite workers on a common program of demands for our human rights, demands which the capitalists in Washington, on Wall Street and in the City Halls are unwilling and unable to meet. With this, we can begin to build a society run by workers, not Mayor Nutter and his corporate allies.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

507 new cases of Covid-19, 16 in Donegal

first_imgClare5657.268 507 new cases of Covid-19, 16 in Donegal **County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Roscommon66122.479 Pinterest Longford155278.9114 507 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with 10 new deaths reported.There were 16 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 163.3 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the national figure of 150.5.There have now been 229,306 Covid 19 cases confirmed since the pandemic began, with 4,576 Covid related deaths.Meanwhile, 137 new cases of Covid 19 have been reported north of the border today.There have been an additional three covid related deaths in Northern Ireland.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 10 additional deaths related to COVID-19.9 deaths occurred in March, 1 date of death remains under investigation.The median age of those who died was 75 years and the age range was 45 – 88 years.There has been a total of 4,576 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Thursday 18th March, the HPSC has been notified of 507 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 229,306* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Of the cases notified today:249 are men / 255 are women70% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 33 years old216 in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Galway, 24 in Offaly, 18 in Tipperary, and the remaining 180 cases are spread across 20 other counties. ** As of 8am today, 336 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 87 are in ICU. 43 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of March 16th, 632,359 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Waterford1011119.6139 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 18 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Kilkenny<5342.342 Homepage BannerNews Sligo659059 The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.* Validation of data has resulted in the re-classification of 3 probable cases to confirmed status. The figure of 229,306 confirmed cases reflects this.   Kerry7761.691 By News Highland - March 19, 2021 7-day incidence is 73.35-day moving average is 513 Carlow710163.493 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Galway2927130.6337 Google+ Mayo<5287.4114 Tipperary1822138.5221 463,500 people have received their first dose168,859 people have received their second dose Westmeath59137.4122 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Offaly2414364.3284 Louth713142.8184 Monaghan<5376.647 Kildare4035243.6542 Google+ CountyToday's cases**(to midnight 18Mar2021)5-Day Moving Average of New Cases14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population(to 18Mar2021)New Cases during last 14 days(to 18Mar2021) Cork151446.1250 Pinterest Laois16683.871 Previous articleHighland overwhelmed by LeprechaunsNext articleNews, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday March 19th News Highland WhatsApp Cavan<5881.462 Ireland507513150.57165 Donegal1619163.3260 Wicklow1212103.2147 Meath1731215.3420 Dublin216219222.42996 Wexford1513108.2162 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Limerick1112128.3250 Leitrim0134.311 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebooklast_img read more

Women outscore men in effective manager skills

Comments are closed. Female managers are more able than their male counterparts and their skillsadvantage increases with age, research reveals. In a study of more than 400 managers conducted for the East MidlandsDevelopment Agency, women scored ahead of men in all six core managementskills. Managers were graded on managing people, personal effectiveness, leadership,team working, communication and planning. It was based on a questionnaire by training company Exponential, which askedthree colleagues and the managers themselves to rate their performance. Exponential MD John Moore, said: “Female managers consistently scoredhigher than males in each core management skill and this became more noticeablefor managers over 39 years old. It would be very useful to explore thedifferent learning and development strategies adopted by male and femalemanagers.” www.exponentialtraining.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Women outscore men in effective manager skillsOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. read more

Going green in Kent

first_imgThe regeneration of land and properties owned by The Bay Trust in St Margaret’s at Cliffe, in Kent will create 14 eco-friendly homes in the village.The scheme at St George’s Place promises to set new standards in the design of healthy, low-energy lifetime homes.In 2013 following the culmination of years of meticulous planning and local consultations the charity agreed the sale of the land to a green developer.Since then Pete Halsall and his team have shaped their plans resulting in a housing scheme to build 14 homes on a one acre patch of open land.To replace this open space, The Bay Trust is also proposing to spend around £160,000 creating a new public open space on land it owns, adjoining the village primary school.A planning application for St George’s Place has now been submitted to Dover District Council. If approved, work is expected to begin by the end of the year.The Bay Trust’s Executive Director, Charles Bicker, says, “The plans for St George’s Place have been carefully shaped to maximise a range of positive environmental and social impacts locally. Any future financial returns will be invested in a range of charitable initiatives we are working on within the district.”Kent low-energy lifetime homes The Bay Trust eco-friendly homes December 5, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Going green in Kent previous nextLand & New HomesGoing green in KentThe Negotiator5th December 20160672 Viewslast_img read more

THE AUTUMN BARN FARMS POPCORN BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY DRAWING WINNERS FOR JULY 15-31,16

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare THE AUTUMN BARN FARMS POPCORN BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY DRAWING WINNERS FOR JULY 15-31, 16.City-County Observer is proud to advertise all veteran-owned businesses, but we are particularly pleased to announce that Autumn Barn Farms Popcorn will be awarding 30 tins each month to lucky winners chosen randomly from those whose birthdays appear on our site for each month. Please send in names and birthdays of your friends and family members, so they can have a chance to win. Winners will receive a half gallon tin valued at $10, that can be refilled for $7. We will award 15 winners on July 31, 16 and the following months thereafter.The following Popcorn flavors available are: SWEETS: Kettle, Caramel, Pina Colada, Cherry, Orange, Grape, Banana , Strawberry, Blueberry, Watermelon, Cinnamon ,Tootie Frootie and Toffee. SAVORY: Butter, Ranch, Bbq. Chicago Mis, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Cheddar, White Cheddar, Creamy Dill, Siriraca, Buffalo Breach, Prizza,Honey Mustard and Chill.If you see you name posted  below as a winner go to Autumn Barn Popcorn Store and show your identity and tell them you saw it in the CCO.  EnjoyTHE AUTUMN BARN FARMS POPCORN JULY 15-31 2016 BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY WINNERSTERRY HALLLARRY ULRICHJOHN BURTONCONNIE ROBINSONMICHAEL LOCKHARTERIC WILLIAMSRON BEACONANDY DILLOWHADLIE DARKE-SCHREIBERDEB TURNERCONNOR O’ DANIELDONNA GARDNERRANDY BROWNTOMMY FAIRCHILDKATHRYN NIXKACY DARKESUZANNE WARFIELDKRISTI SPALDINGlast_img read more

Breast cancer: Scourge of developing world

first_imgThe disease is indiscriminate. It can invade the life of a princess or a Nobel laureate with equal ease.For the winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, the bad news came at age 18. Oral cancer was the diagnosis for Amartya Sen, Harvard’s Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and that was followed by heavy doses of radiation, along with serious surgery.Cancer struck the 2-year-old son of Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, in the form of leukemia.As president of Harvard University, Drew Faust wears many hats — administrator, scholar, historian, author, and fundraiser. But she is also a survivor. In 1988, at age 40, Faust was diagnosed with breast cancer after her first routine mammogram.For each of them, access to sophisticated medical interventions and therapies meant the difference between life and death.Breast cancer, once considered largely an illness of the Western world, is a rising scourge in developing nations as more women there are diagnosed with it. Analysts attribute the increase to lifestyle practices imported from the West, such as delayed childbearing, weight gains, alcohol consumption, and reduced activity. And as the disease spreads through developing nations, access to treatment and care can’t keep pace.“In low-income and underdeveloped regions, approximately 56 percent of the women diagnosed with breast cancer will die of their disease, while in the developed world that number is 24 percent,” Dean Jeffrey Flier of the Harvard Medical School told a crowd on Nov. 4 at a three-day conference (Nov. 3-5) on “Breast Cancer in the Developing World: Meeting the Unforeseen Challenge to Women, Health and Equity.”“That kind of difference,” said Flier, who is also the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine, “is unacceptable.”Flier’s remarks, along with those of Sen and Mired, were part of the international conference that was convened, organizers said, to develop “an action and research agenda to meet the challenge of breast cancer in developing countries, with a focus on promoting the rights and health of women and strengthening health systems.” Specialists from many nations are discussing early detection and treatment in developing countries, the use of mammography, and the creation of inclusive research agendas.We are here to “work on solutions,” said panelist Lawrence Shulman, chief medical officer and senior vice president for medical affairs at Dana-Farber.“Today, according to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the world,” said Felicia Knaul, associate professor of social medicine and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, who moderated the first panel on Nov. 4. Knaul, who directs the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, is also a breast cancer survivor.“In 2007, an estimated 1.3 million women were diagnosed with the disease, the majority in the developing world.”In the developing world, many factors complicate delivering care to breast cancer patients, including the remaining stigma around the disease, and the fact that a woman’s access to treatment often is controlled by a man. In addition, because such regions are economically poor, care is often inadequate, drugs costly, and access limited to technology, such as mammography, that can detect breast cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable.Sen, whose interdisciplinary work encompasses development economics, philosophy, public health, and gender inequality, delivered the event’s opening keynote address. He outlined the “social epidemiology” of cancer, noting that prevailing factors such as poverty, gender inequality, and cancer’s stigma greatly influence the impact of the disease.“Cancer is not an ailment of just the individual — its impact is as social as it is personal,” said the Harvard professor, who called for a focus on the “social correlates” to the medical dimensions of the disease. For instance, patients in low-income countries, in addition to lacking conventional care, are unable to withdraw from the daily duties of work and child care to concentrate on treatment and healing.That lesson of the haves and the have-nots made an impact on Faust. “I quickly became aware that I was lucky in a number of ways,” she told the symposium’s opening session, recalling that her well-insured status and her access to strong medical facilities meant she received “outstanding” treatment and care.But another critical factor played a role in her recovery, she said, a fundamental shift here in the way the disease was perceived by others.“In my mother’s generation, it was never openly discussed. It was whispered about, it was hidden,” she said. At a time when a woman most needed family and friends, she often found herself most distanced from them“But by 1988 this had begun to change significantly in the United States, and I was the direct and grateful beneficiary of these transformations,” said Faust, who chose not to hide her disease and instead sought “solidarity” from other women diagnosed with breast cancer who were ready and willing to share their experiences.Faust said her own story suggested that while improved breast cancer treatment in the developing world will mean better access to health care, drugs, and procedures for diagnosis and cure, it “will also involve the kinds of transformations in attitude that I have witnessed in the United States in my own lifetime — attitudes that will enable women to confront their illness, to seek treatment, and to enjoy the full support of family, friends, and community as they combat the disease.”Sen said that continuing gender inequality in the developing world means there is “a far less acute awareness of the ailments of women compared to those of men.” Sen admitted he was struck by the results of his own early research on the topic 25 years ago involving hospital admissions data in Mumbai, formerly called Bombay.The evidence showed that women admitted for care were much sicker than their male counterparts, suggesting, he said, that in developing countries the “woman had to be much more stricken before she is actually taken to the hospital.Sen’s own experience with cancer underscored the social factor connected to cancer awareness and treatment in the developing world. As a young university student with oral cancer, he recalled how his professors in India made excuses for his absence in class.The social stigma associated with having cancer created a type of “culture of concealment” in the developing word, said Sen, one that dramatically affects women suffering with cancer. “This adds yet another complication to the battle against cancer in the poorer countries,” he said.“Society can indeed be a big player in medical battles,” he said, adding that the social and medical approaches to the disease “have to be integrated.”The Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital sponsored the event.last_img read more

Sodium intake in the U.S. adult population

first_imgAdam Bernstein, research fellow in the Department of Nutrition, discusses sodium intake in the U.S. adult population.last_img

Daily sugary drink habit increases risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke

first_imgDrinking one or two daily sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to excess weight gain and a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In the most comprehensive review of the evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages to date, the researchers also took a closer look at the unique role that the sweetener fructose may play in the development of these conditions.The paper was published online September 30, 2015 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.Fructose is metabolized in the liver where it can be converted to fatty compounds called triglycerides, which may lead to fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, a key risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The major source of fructose in the diet comes from fructose-containing sugars—sucrose and high fructose corn syrup—found in sugar-sweetened beverages, according to the researchers.In the new paper, which reviewed recent epidemiological studies and meta-analyses of these studies, the researchers found that people who consumed one or two sugary drinks a day had a 35% increase in risk for heart attack or fatal heart disease, a 16% increase in risk for stroke, and a 26% increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, when compared with people who drank fewer sugar-sweetened beverages. Read Full Storylast_img read more